To celebrate the four decade legacy of Factory Records, Rhino / Warner Music Group have released two lavish boxed sets. ‘Use Hearing Protection: Factory Records 1978-1979’ gathers facsimile editions of the first 10 Factory items issued with a catalogue number. The second boxed set 'Factory Records: Communications 1978-92' is a reissue of the 4CD collection originally released in 2009.
Label historian / biographer James Nice took time out to chat about all things Factory… Continue Reading ›
Despite their success, NEW ORDER still got their hands dirty in helping to produce a number of acts for Factory Records and other associated labels. ‘NEW ORDER Presents Be Music’ gathers a selection of these varied recordings.
This is a lavishly boxed 36 track 3CD affair that documents variations on the NEW ORDER theme before solo projects like ELECTRONIC, REVENGE, THE OTHER TWO and MONACO took over. Continue Reading ›
Following the very successful TEC003 event in 2014 with VILE ELECTRODES, SPEAK & SPELL plus guests including Mark Reeder and Sarah Blackwood, The Electricity Club went back on the road with their latest event TEC004.
In front of an audience that had gathered from as far as Switzerland, Holland, Ireland, Liverpool and London, the happy crowd was entertained MARSHEAUX, KID KASIO + RODNEY CROMWELL. Continue Reading ›
James Nice is a music publisher and writer whose acclaimed 2010 book ‘Shadowplayers: The Rise and Fall of Factory Records’ provided a detailed and objective account of the legendary label. He also worked for the prestigious Belgian label Les Disques du Crépuscule between 1987-91, which he has recently resurrected.
Set to open TEC004 on SATURDAY 5TH NOVEMBER with a DJ set of classic tunes from the Crépuscule era, James Nice kindly chatted about his various endeavours. Continue Reading ›
MARSHEAUX’s brand new compilation ‘Odyssey’ traces the journey of the Athens based synth maidens from 2004 to the present day through their albums ‘E-Bay Queen’, ‘Peek-A-Boo’ and ‘Lumineux Noir’ to last year’s ‘Inhale.
Released on the prestigious Les Disques Du Crépuscule label and compiled by former employee James Nice, ‘Odyssey’ also includes a previously unissued song ‘Full Attack’. With dreams of a disco, the girls kindly about their own 10 year ‘Odyssey’. Continue Reading ›